MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. More than 2,000 journalists representing 576 media outlets from 42 countries have submitted applications to cover the St.Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), say the materials prepared for the trip of Russian President Vladimir Putin to St.Petersburg, where the Russian leader will take part in the events of the forum.
Among the applicants are 1,606 Russian journalists and 415 foreigners. Representatives of 441 Russian media outlets and 135 foreign ones have declared their intention to cover the forum.
The papers note that 1,439 journalists worked at SPIEF last year, including 1,201 Russian reporters. They represented media outlets from 24 countries.